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Saturday, February 27, 2010

"...Okay, what's the dream?"

Please watch this inspirational performance to see one woman's dream fulfilled, and witness the touching breakdown of a huge room's worth of prejudices right here :)

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Gutterballs

And now, enjoy a musical dream sequence from The Big Lebowski...

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Some Crazy Cool Dreamzine Updates!!

There have been some exciting developments since the last update that I wanted to share with you all.

First of all, I wanted to mention that I have altered the submission rules... If you prefer not to have your name attached to a submission, you may state your preference to leave it "anonymous," and that will be respected.  This place is about open creativity, and I want all contributors to be comfortable.  If you have any suggestions for me, please do not hesitate.  I will consider anything; this project is still relatively new and the kinks are still being ironed out! 

As some of you know, there is a new Facebook page for This Endless Present.  Here you will find interesting links and videos and all things dream, as well as updates about the 'zine and events related to it...  Check it out and become a fan!  And for those of you who don't use Facebook, don't fret!  You still have access to most of the same content offered on the Facebook page through a different medium, the thisendlesspresent blog!  Follow us at http://thisendlesspresent.blogspot.com/ and use your RSS feed to get updates every time new content is added!

In other news, we have an official logo!  The Wonderful and Fabulous Jennie Johnson has created a very beautiful, very dreamy logo for us, which has been revealed already as the new Facebook page profile picture, and the rest of the world will see it soon enough!  Many many thanks to Jennie and her pursuit of the Library Science Master's, which has provided the opportunity for this design!

Issue #2 should be out on time... so please remember to send in your submissions by Sunday night (this Sunday night, February 28) by midnight.  if you can't make it for this issue, no worries!  Better late than never :) but of course you are invited to participate as much as you would like, so the more the merrier!

Issue #2 promises to be pretty amazing.  We've got all sorts of submissions in varying contents, and I think they will be highly enjoyed by everyone.  They are very inspiring and will hopefully spark some new ideas in all of us!  Very exciting stuff!

Also, I will be exhibiting at Chicago Zine Fest on March 13, from 10-5 at the Conaway Student Center at Columbia College, which is at the Ludington Building, 1104 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago IL.  Stop by to see me along with the editors of Dear Deer Wolf Bear Shark, Little Brother, and more than 60 other zinesters from Chicago and all over these here United States... and Canada!

Thank you all so very much for your interest and support! 

Dream Analyzation, The War of Art by Steven Pressfield

My friend Carol had the following dream, at a time when her life felt like it was careening out of control:

She was a passenger on a bus.  Bruce Springsteen was driving.  Suddenly Springsteen pulled over, handed Carol the keys, and bolted.  In the dream, Carol was panicking.  How could she drive this huge rolling Greyhound?  By now all the passengers were staring.  Clearly no one else was gonna step forward and take charge.  Carol took the wheel.  To her amazement, she found she could handle it.

Later, analyzing the dream, she figured Bruce Springsteen was "The Boss."  The boss of her psyche.  The bus was the vehicle of her life.  The Boss was telling Carol it was time to take the wheel.  More than that, the dream, by actually setting her down in the driver's seat and letting her feel that she could control the vehicle on the road, was providing her with a simulator run, to prime her with the confidence that she could actually take command in her life.

A dream like that is real support.  It's a check you can cash when you sit down, alone, to do your work.

P.S. When your deeper Self delivers a dream like that, don't talk about it.  Don't dilute its power.  The dream is for you.  It's between you and your Muse.  Shut up and use it.

The only exception is, you may share it with another comrade-in-arms, if sharing it will help or encourage that comrade in his or her endeavors.

-Steven Pressfield, The War of Art

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Dream Submissions Due Feb. 28 for Issue #2

There is just a little less than a week left to get those issue #2 submissions in! (Yes, they are due Feb. 28 by midnight...)

As always, send them to thisendlesspresent (at) gmail (dot) com and be a part of the second issue!  It promises to be exciting!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Friday, February 19, 2010

Dream Equation, from The Science of Sleep

dreams = some random thoughts + reminiscences of the day + memories from the past + love, friendships, relationships, and all those 'ships + songs you heard during the day, things you saw + personal...  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPHYaCiTxVM

Thursday, February 18, 2010

NY Times Investigates the Science Behind Dreams

Read an article on the science behind dreams here at tne NYTimes:


http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/10/health/10mind.html?_r=1&emc=eta1#

 

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Natural Artistry of Dreams

An inspirational and interesting resource for combining dreams and creativity (Thanks to Kirsten for the recommendation!), check out The Natural Artistry of Dreams by Jill Mellic! 

http://www.amazon.com/Natural-Artistry-Dreams-Creative-Wisdom/dp/1573240192/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1266458283&sr=8-1

john lennon's #9 dream

a very influential man, a very beautiful song

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Don't forget

Don't forget to send submissions in by Feb 28 to be included in the March issue :)